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Franco's Lounge Restaurant & Music Club

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12 West 4th St, Williamsport, PA 17701
+1 570-327-1840
Tue - Thu 16:00 - 22:00
Tue - Fri 11:00 - 14:00
Thu 07:00 - 09:30
Fri - Sat 16:00 - 00:00
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Williamsport, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I'll be honest. The 1st time I went to Franco's, every booth was empty with a reserved sign. We were told we were welcome to eat at the bar but I thought it was ridiculous and just left. Later a friend took me and we did eat at the bar. And it was... AMAZING. The food. The wine. Fred &... More 

Thank Jennifer M
Dushore, PA
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I were just out for a drive and ended up being in downtown Williamsport....we went to a small bar that our daughter wanted us to try....ended up being hungry and I suggested to go to Franco's - and said we haven't been there in a while. It was a Thursday around 4:15pm, we walked the few blocks... More 

Thank Mildred-PA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

One of the "must stop" dining locations in the city. Freddie and Maria are extraordinary hosts, and the home made pastas are the best. Excellent meals, but also a great choice for a steak salad or just the garlic bread with sauce and peppers. If you happen to hit it on a night with live music, that's simply a bonus.

Thank LWCoach08
Cogan Station, Pennsylvania
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

One of the very best Italian restaurants in the Williamsport area. Cozy atmosphere with excellent food. Reservations recommended for this popular place!

Thank Charles S
Williamsport, Pennsylvania
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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

This place has character. They have live music occasionally too. Food is good - I would often come in late at night, have a couple beers and a meal. Staff were always friendly and Fred the Owner is a laugh. My favourite bar/restaurant in Willy.

Thank asparagii
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

Francos is and always has been a great place in the heart of the city. No trip to Williamsport would be complete without a stop at Francos.

Thank Tony N
Williamsport, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Every time I eat there I always leave feeling full and satisfied. Although I feel like the menu hasn't ever changed (good and bad thing) at least you know what you are going to get when you order. It is small but makes for a great intimate location. A great treat!

Thank ekarp2016
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

They call it the "Brick" a brick of lasagna is all homemade and the best in town. You never go away hungry from Franco's and the service is excellent. You feel like you have been a close friend of the place by the way you are treated. Small but that family feeling. You won't go wrong with anything on the... More 

Thank melodyh888
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8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

The food is delicious, don't leave without trying the garlic bread with sauce and peppers. And if you like Calamari, the House Calamari is worth a try. It's on the smaller side so it's a nice atmosphere. Small means you HAVE to make reservations unless you don't mind that your spur of the moment attempt to eat there comes with... More 

Thank ErinGoBraugh97
Vancouver, Washington, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Homemade Italian done right! A local favorite as watched folks come in who must have standing reservations: they were greeted by name. We were here for the LLWS and we able to get to in without too much of a wait (just 2 of us). I had the Mediterranean pasta and my husband had one of the chicken dishes -... More 

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Valerie R, Public Relations Manager at Franco's Lounge Restaurant & Music Club, responded to this review

Donna, thank you very much for your detailed review. Your feedback is very important to us, we like to know what our customers enjoy about Franco's. We appreciate your time and kind words. We hope to have you dine with us again soon! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
American, Italian
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 09:30
11:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12 West 4th St, Williamsport, PA 17701
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Williamsport
  • Phone Number: +1 570-327-1840
Franco's Lounge has been a fixture in downtown Williamsport, PA for over 30 years, and we're still going strong. Come be a part of the family! Try our award-winning cuisine. Specialties include handcrafted Raviolis, Pasta Carbonara, Seafood FraDiavlo, Mussels Marinara & farm-raised game. Whether you're a local, or just passing through, Franco's is the place to stop.

Hours of Operation:
Early Girl Maria's Thursday Charity Breakfasts 7:00-9:45
LUNCH: Tues-Friday 11AM-2PM
DINNER: Tues, Wed, Thrus 4-10PM
DINNER: Friday & Saturday 4-midnight
Available for Private Events Sunday & Monday

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?